International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017

  • Isolated Sternal Metastasis Arising from Well Diferencied Thyroid Carcinoma

    Arsalane Adil, Zidane Abdelfetah, Tourabi Khalid, Ktaibi Abderahman, Rharrassi Issam, Mssougar Yacine

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 67-69
    Received: 30 January 2017
    Accepted: 21 February 2017
    Published: 28 November 2017
    Abstract: Secondary lesions to the sternum are uncommon and occur more commonly in patients with lung and breast cancer. Only a few cases of sternal metastasis arising from a follicullar thyroid carcinoma have been reported in the literature. The management of this kind of metastasis remains controversial. We describe a case of a sternal mass treated by radi... Show More
  • Thoracoplasty in the Management of Chronic Empyema: Experience of a Sub Saharan African Country

    Assane Ndiaye, Souleymane Diatta, David Douglas Banga Nkomo, Papa Salmane Ba, Modibo Doumbia, Adama Sawadogo, Magaye Gaye, Fokalbo Zephanie Kobe, Momar Sokhna Diop, Ndeye Fatou Sow, Gabriel Amadou Ciss, Pape Adama Dieng, Mohamadou Lamine Fall, Mouhamadou Ndiaye

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 70-74
    Received: 3 August 2017
    Accepted: 11 August 2017
    Published: 6 December 2017
    Abstract: Introduction: The current main indication of thoracoplasty is empyema following or not lung resection, when the other surgical methods such as thoracic drainage, pleurostomy and/or pulmonary decortication have failed or are not useful. The authors report the role of thoracoplasty in the management of chronic empyema. Method: Between 2004 and 2015, ... Show More
  • Idiopathic Asymptomatic Aneurysms of Pulmonary Artery and Ascending Aort: A Case Report

    Mihriban Yalcin, Gonul Zeren

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 75-77
    Received: 26 January 2017
    Accepted: 4 March 2017
    Published: 18 December 2017
    Abstract: The dilatation of pulmonary artery is a rare condition and called as pulmonary artery aneurysm. Aneurysm of both the pulmonary trunk and the ascending aorta is even rarer. Symptoms are due to aneurysm compression in adjacent anatomical structures. The main indicator of treatment is the pulmonary artery pressure. The prognosis and treatment of pulmo... Show More
  • Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: An Update on the Role of Surgery

    Maria Kalliopi Konstantinidou, Christos Kakos, Dimitrios Kyparissopoulos

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 78-85
    Received: 29 October 2017
    Accepted: 4 December 2017
    Published: 26 December 2017
    Abstract: Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer which can occur in various sites, such as the peritoneum, the pericardium and tunica vaginalis testis; but malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most common type. Malignant pleural mesothelioma commonly affects older males that have been exposed to asbestos 20-40 years ago. The disease is difficult to be treate... Show More